Jeremy Lim Jit Yaw, CEO of Cortina Watch, exudes a calm yet cheery demeanour, as he takes this interview with The Edge Singapore just before heading to Geneva for the Watches and Wonders 2022 trade show.
The show is one of the largest events on the horological industry’s calendar, where the biggest luxury watch brands will wow the world with their latest collections. This annual event will often be followed by a surge in buying activity as enthusiasts try and get their hands on one of the prized pieces. The already booming watch market is likely to heat up further with supply struggling to catch up.
Founded in 1972, Cortina Watch is the authorised dealer for over 40 of the most valuable luxury watch brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Franck Muller. It was listed in July 2002 on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange as Cortina Holdings. This year, the company celebrates its 50th anniversary after having achieved its best financial year ever in FY2021 ended March 2021, as existing and new customers snapped up ever more pieces at ever-higher prices.